Ford Shelby GT500 2011 Unveiled At Chicago Auto Show
The main attraction at this year’s Chicago Auto Show was the new and improved Ford Shelby GT500 which will be available to the public next year.
Among the many improvements is a new 5.4-litre aluminum engine to replace the older iron one that also had the same displacement capacity. According to Ford, this helped them shave off 50kg from the car’s gross weight. This new engine outputs 550-hp of power and 510-lb/ft of torque which is 10 more hp of power than the older engine. Power-to-weight ratio of the car will of course be significantly higher than its predecessor. This engine is also more fuel efficient than its predecessor’s one.
The car also comes with an optional SVT performance package which reduces the car’s weight even further with different wheels, tyres, and a host of other tweaks and upgrades to improve the GT500’s performance. Standard features include fold-down rear headrests for improved rearward visibility, high-intensity discharge headlights, integrated spotter mirror in the passenger side mirror and Ford’s programmable MyKey if you don’t want your kids to go overboard by driving too fast or cranking the volume to full.
A lot of other details of the car are still unknown and so is the price. Suffice to say, the car will cost more than $48,175 which is the starting price of the 2010 GT500.